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 Bill Status of HB4234  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Litesa E. Wallace - Justin Slaughter - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Mary E. Flowers, Christian L. Mitchell, Juliana Stratton, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, La Shawn K. Ford, Emanuel Chris Welch, Carol Ammons, Will Guzzardi, Nicholas K Smith and LaToya Greenwood

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/23/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Farmer Equity Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall ensure the inclusion of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, including socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in urbanized areas, in the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of food and agriculture laws, regulations, policies, and programs. Provides that the Department shall: (1) consult with the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of Natural Resources, the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Secretary of Human Services, and other interested parties of the public and private sector of the State on opportunities for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to coordinate State programs; (2) disseminate information regarding opportunities provided by, including, but not limited to, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the General Accounting Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and other federal agencies that that have programs that may assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers; and (3) evaluate opportunities for the inclusion of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in boards, committees, commissions, and other similar positions created by the Department. Provides that on or before January 1, 2020, the Department shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly on efforts to serve socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and female farmers and ranchers in this State. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes references to ranchers throughout the Farmer Equity Act. Makes conforming changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that the report to the General Assembly on efforts to serve socially disadvantaged farmers and female farmers shall be filed electronically with the General Assembly as provided under the General Assembly Organization Act and shall be provided electronically to any member of the General Assembly upon request.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Agriculture)
 The fiscal impact to the Department of Agriculture would be the cost of salary, fringe benefits, and operational expenses necessary to create the position and hire an employee to fulfill the duties required under this bill. The Department estimates that number to be $250,000 annually.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes language providing that the Director of Agriculture shall create a position within the Department of Agriculture's office to support the Farmer Equity Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  1/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2018HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/9/2018HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Agriculture & Conservation Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/9/2018HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  4/9/2018HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 009-008-000
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/10/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/10/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  4/11/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/11/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/11/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/12/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/12/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/12/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  4/16/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/24/2018HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/24/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/27/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/27/2018HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 078-022-000
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass Agriculture; 009-000-000
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/14/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/14/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  5/16/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Agriculture; 007-000-000
  5/23/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hunter
  5/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-001-000
  5/23/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/25/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/25/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee

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